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Nurse manager discusses how COVID-19 impacted Winchester Hospital and her own life

Nurse manager discusses how COVID-19 impacted Winchester Hospital and her own life
Chrissie Quill's unit was converted to a COVID-19 unit on March 13
July 18, 2020
Winchester Hospital has seen a major influx of patients due to COVID-19. Chrissie Quill, a nurse manager at the hospital, talks about how the staff have adjusted to treating their patients and her personal experience with COVID-19.

A pediatric infectious disease specialist shares his knowledge of COVID-19

A pediatric infectious disease specialist shares his knowledge of COVID-19
Dr. Mark Denison has been studying coronaviruses since 1984
July 17, 2020
Dr. Mark Denison, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, talks about the history of coronaviruses, the future of COVID-19 and how we can protect ourselves.

How quarantine can impact long distance relationships

How quarantine can impact long distance relationships
Indiana University freshman shares her experience
July 9, 2020
Sofie Lafratta, a freshman at Indiana University, is in a long distance relationship with her boyfriend who attends West Virginia University. How has quarantine, a time when everyone should stay inside and avoid spending time with non-relatives as much as possible, affected her relationship?

Massachusetts college student concerned about mother’s health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Lillian Dack, Anna Maria College student
Lillian Dack shares how the coronavirus has affected her family
June 18, 2020
Lillian Dack shares how the coronavirus has affected her family

Diabetics take extra health precautions during the pandemic

Diabetics take extra health precautions during the pandemic
There are over 34 million diabetics in the U.S
April 27, 2020
With the fast spread and unpleasant symptoms of COVID-19, diabetics are taking extra precautions regarding their health.

UMass students express concern over transition to remote learning

UMass students express concern over transition to remote learning
All classes will be online for rest of semester
March 13, 2020
With the coronavirus spreading at an alarming rate, universities across the U.S. are moving to remote learning. On March 11, UMass Amherst announced that students must remain off-campus for two weeks after spring break. UMass students share their thoughts on how the transition will affect their learning and spread of the virus.

Men’s Lacrosse Highlights: UMass survives scare against LIU

The Minutemen pulled away from the Sharks behind a 6-1 fourth quarter.
March 11, 2020
The Minutemen pulled away from the Sharks behind a 6-1 fourth quarter.

Ask UMass — Blarney

Ask UMass  — Blarney
Blarney Weekend kicks off on Saturday, March 7
March 6, 2020
Every year, thousands of UMass Amherst students celebrate St. Patrick's Day on the first Saturday in March- also called Blarney. In this episode, students discuss how their spending Blarney weekend and their thoughts on Meek Mill performing at the Mullins Live! concert.

Women’s Highlights: UMass gets big win over St. Bonaventure and advances to Quarterfinals

The Minutewomen dominated the first half and quickly jumped out to a 20 point lead early on in the game
March 5, 2020
The Minutewomen dominated the first half and quickly jumped out to a 20 point lead early on in the game

Men’s Lacrosse Highlights: UMass’s offensive attack overwhelms Albany

The Minutemen scored a season high 17 goals and were able to pull away from the Great Danes in the fourth quarter
March 5, 2020
The Minutemen scored a season high 17 goals and were able to pull away from the Great Danes in the fourth quarter

Wire News Weekly – 3.1.20

Wire News Weekly - 3.1.20
Bernie Sanders comes to Springfield, Meek Mill to perform at UMass and more
March 1, 2020
In this episode of Wire News Weekly, Rebecca Duffy talks about Bernie Sanders hosting a rally in Springfield, Rapper Meek Mill being chosen to headline Mullins Live! and more. Plus, Nicole Biagioni shares Amherst's weather forecast for the week.

Women’s Highlights: UMass finishes the regular season with a win against Rhode Island

Hailey Leidel and Vashnie Perry were recognized by the program on senior day and combined for 32 points.
March 1, 2020
Hailey Leidel and Vashnie Perry were recognized by the program on senior day and combined for 32 points.
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